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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 18.8. AsßOsia.ex- Press r_3W3. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. ~BT~Carr ie. ~» TTTI~-Oo" T£^JJL^^- IvHil> only" !-^ c ! $ 2'7 2 5 $ B "88 Daily and Sunday... c 2. 5.00 Sunday -^i^LL 3^!--^-- * • 6 ? COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. 'By MaTTTTTTT .TTTTj rmoTj^o 8 J l2 mo * Dai* •»* I.lf c * i • J J » 3 . o o Daily and Sunday... 85 c 2.0 0 4.00 Sunday ]» \' 0 J Weekly 1 7o ' * '-7. Entered at Postofflce "at St. Paul Minn, as Second-Class Matter. Address all c°«»nj" n *: cations and make all Remittances payable to THE GLOBS CO.. St. Paul. Minnesota.-— Anonymous communications not notice-, in jected manuscripts will not be returned un less accompanied by postage. BRANCH OFFICES. Re- York 10 Spruce St Chi<"HK©....Rconi GO9, No. 87 Washington st SUNDAVS_WEATHER. Fair; Cooler. By the United States Weather Bureau— MINNESOTA Fair; cooler in eastern portion; terly winds. WISCONSIN— Fair, ->r ceded by rain or snow near Lake Michigan; cooler; brisk northwesterly winds. IOWA Fair; fresh northwesterly winds. ; DAKOTA— Fair; wanner in eastern q; variable winds. NORTH DAKOTA— g temperature; variable winds. MONI easing cloudiness; warmer; southerly winds. YESTERDAY'S MEANS—^Barometer, bO.io; temperature, -2; relative humidity. 88; wind at S p. m., northwest; weather, cloudy; maximum temperature, 15; minimum temper ature, !<>: daily rang.-. 5; amount of nrecipi n>. last twenty-four hOUES, trace. RIVER AT B A. M. Danger Gauge Change in Line. Reading. _1 Houis. St. Paul 14 4.2 -0-2 La Crosse l'» 3-6 *0.1 Davenport 15 2.6 *0.2 St. Louis 30 9.1 *1.3 —Fall. *R'.se. Note—Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. — P. F. Lyons, Observer. After all. Paris is about the same in war a? in peace, pretty warlike all the time. » You've got none the best of me, Mr. Emperor of China, in the rumor busi ness. — Dreyfus. The president is bark in Washington y to look over any other peace jubilee proposition's which may be put X Core him. Paul hasn't had a big* fire in many months. Perhaps we are wait ing for the big "fire" from the county building Nov. S. Fiance ha? put out a yellow book, but wait till Spain publishes the only genuine, name - blown - In - the - bottle ■.v" Look of the year. Dupuy, who is forming a' new French cabinet, is only forty-seven. He'll feel as though he were seventy-seven after he has held the job a few days. Th^ candidates are now busily tell ing what they will do if elected. It is more to the point to know whom they will "do" after they are elected. Mme. Sofia Scalchi has been di vorced from Count Lolli. It is not known whether she couldn't stand his name or he couldn't stand her singing. You see it's this way, Blanco: If you dent move out of Havana pretty soon, Unci' Sam will take pleasure in giving you Christmas humiliation on the toe of hij hoot. The humor of this campaign is com ing out little by little. A Kentuckian running for congress as an independent had no party emblem, so he headed his ticket with his photograph. Human life does not appear to be valued very highly in Minneapolis. A physician over there shot a hole through a young man visiting at his house, and the jury awarded the latter $10. The Chicago Times-Herald doesn't seem to he much of a Republican pa per this fail. It has the following: For governor, John R. Tanner. Plat form — Anarchy, nullification and mur der. Now it is stated that it was not Sampson or Schley, but Great Britain which discovered Cervera's hiding place. Never mind that. We all know who gave Cervera's fleet its resting place. Not all of the mean people in this world are men. An Ohio boy sent $37.50 to his girl in Hungary to bring her to America so he could marry her. On the way over she fed in love with another fellow and married him. The saloonkeepers of America have a dark cloud on the horizon ahead of them. A Philadelphia doctor has a plan to inoculate children against ine briety. His scheme, if it works well, will drive the drink dispensing estab lishment out of existence in about 1,000 years. I will not permit the Americans to take possession until the entire Spanish arniv haa embarked. I shall resist.— Blanco. Stay right where you are, Blanco. The American government will take great pleasure in using you as a tar get for our Krag-Jorgensons, which, in tlie words of the illustrious Indian fighter, Arthur E. Joke Pegler, are "a thing apart." Colorado has a boss tax dodger nam ed Jiihn J. Tootles. He escaped taxa tion at Colorado Springs on the ground that he lived at St. Joseph, Mo., ana at St. Joseph because he lived at Colo- Springs. W_en the two towns got to comparing notes they were as tounded. Both will ask him to move away, and, by the way, he might change his name. Tootles is what one would call a very unpretty name. The startling announcement comes tn in New York that Col. George E. ring Jr., who, under the mayoralty of William L. Strong, served 5-0 tly as the chief of the health ailment of that city, died of yellow lay morning in an apart- I house there, having contract ed the disease during his recent visit to Havana. His was a sad ending of a useful life, which he had made censpicuouts by reason of his high qualifications as a sanitary engineer. Col. Waring ac complished a great deal in the direc tion of the improvement of the sanitary system of New York city. He was courageous in the administration of his offlce — a -position he did not seek or require, because he was possessed of ample means — and he was, forth* r. more, a man of that peculiar individual ity which enables one to pursue a path of duty regardless of the exas perating criticisms of his inferiors. Col. Waring had made a study of the important subject of municipal sani- On account of his record for efficiency in New York, President Mc- Kinley selected him as a desirable citi zen to visit Havana and report, as a result of his investigation, suggestions and plans looking to the impiovement of that and other Cuban cities to the extent that the scourge of yellow fever should cease to find a breeding place on the island itself. His own death from yellow fever is in the nature of martyrdom. It is feared that the re sults of his inquiries and observations can never be availed of, although it is to be hoped that he has left behind him something tangible in the way of recommendations, The Business View. Business men are inclined to take a very plain, common-sense business view of polities, and since we are hear ing a great deal just now about the business men's vote, it might be well to inquire where that vote will find lodgment on the question of governor. I>o business men— honest business men, we mean — approve of that style of "business" that was done by the Guam my Loan company during the time William Henry Eustis was a man aging director of that eonoerg & n( l wa s writing testimonials commending the high social, moral and business char actor of Menace? If SO, they should, by all means, vote for Mr. Eustis. Do business men approve of the transaction by which the city of Minne apolis, was saddled with a hosoital site that was worth about 25 cents on the dollar of what it cost the city, and all because of the energetic partiality of the then mayor of Minneapolis for the Bracket* family? If so, they will note for Mr. Fustis. During the session of the legislature of 1595. when the construction of the state capitol was under consideration, a committee from Minneapolis, headed by Mr. Eustis, appeared before that | body and offered to donate Loring j park and a million dollars if the legis lature would move the capital from St. Paul to Minneapolis. The delegation, and Air. Eustis in particular, knew that Loring park could not be deeded for such a purpose; that Minneapolis could not as a city contribute one mil lion or any other number of dollars for " such an object, and that the only re sult to be gained by this kind of a bunco game was to gratify an unrea soning hatred against St. Paul. Was that business? If so, business men, and particularly those of St. Paul, should rally 'round the Guaranty Loan candidate for governor. And the business men of the East, who, we are told, will be afraid to in vest morey in Minnesota — what will they think about it? Will they be at tracted to a state which is overrun and tax-ridden by an army of political parasites, who eat up the substance of the farmers and tax the working man to support a political "organization?" Or will they rather take their chances in om that has rebuked extravagance and profligacy and corruption by elect ing an honorable and unhampered man as its governor? Investors are no fonder of paying exorbitant taxes than are other folks, and the election of one upright man for governor, just for a change, will not 'drive capital away." Capital is supposed to feel safest in the keeping of honest men. Do business men be lieve that W T illiam Henry Eustis, the candidate of the elevator combine, the mining combine, the milling combine, and the Twin City Rapid Transit com pany, wiil give an honest administra tion, if he honestly wanted to? If they do, then William Henry Eustis is their man, and they are the men for Wil liam Henry Eustis. Business men are not fools, even if some of the Republican politicians down the street think they are. Fools do not succeed In business. Business men want to see the state's interests in the same kind of hands that they entrust their own business affairs to. They want to see the state government conducted on business principles and not used ac a mere machine through which to grind out votes for the con tinuance in office of the same set of hungry leeches year after year. They believe in having taxes equitably dis tributed. They must believe, If they stop a moment to consider, that a .party which becomes so arrogant and impudent that it can take up the most conspicuous tool of the most objection able combines in the state, and nomi nate him for governor, has survived its usefulness, or at least is in urgent need of cultivating the humilities and especially the virtue of honesty. Business men who take this business view of matters will vote for John Lind, and we are inclined to believe that there are more of them than the mrnagers of either party have sus pected. Our Neighbor's Flag of Distress. The Dispatch is flying a flag of dis tress over Its legislative ticket. Davis and loyalty to the party are the only excuses it offers for any member of its tried - and - found - wanting delegation. The personal representative of the Dis patch and city railroad company ls in urgent need of votes, to which, by rea son of his unsavory reputation as a legislator and lobbyist, as well as his disloyalty to party associates, he is not personally entitled. It is admitted that Hiler H. Horton, as chairman of the present city committee, betrayed Kie fer, the head of the ticket which he was appointed to support, and, com ing still closer to the prayer for aid ad dressed to the friends of Senator Davis, many voters are asking for evidence that Horton has not been equally dis loyal to him. The solicitous watchful ness of the Davis managers over Hor ton during the session of 1893 is still remembered. The rumors of monetary inducements for the then grudgingly given but much needed vote are still current. Is such a man one with whom to conjure party fealty. Many Repub licans say no, and promise to strength en their party by a much needed re buke at the polls. Any other answer means the vicarious sacrifice of the in terests of St. Paul, which before the next legislature will be many and im portant. -Ml Democrats and hundreds of independent Republicans will vote together for the election of John E. Stryker. who, as senator from the Thir ty-sixth district, will be at all times ready to protect and advance the wel fare of the capital city. The Jo'nt TraTfi: Decision. Judging from the echoes which are coming in from the decision of tha United States supreme court in the Joint Traffic association case consider able imaginary disturbance has been caused to the system of transportation throughout the country. The anti-trust law was based upon the principle that nothing should be done, through the process of combina tion, which should act against trade and commerce by restraining a free distribution of products in every di rection. There ana those who think they recognize in this decision a spe cific attack upon the transportation hues oil the country, while other __t- IMS ST. PAUX, GtrOOii; SUNDAY OCTOBER 30, 1833. stitutions which, in their conduct, ap pear to be operated in hostility to the anti-trust law are not assailed in their sti\>r.g entrenchments. The reply to this complaint must be that the haw has not b<?en appealed ,to by those who suffer or imagine they suffer from these other truat combinations, in the same measure in which the court has in- n appealed to to determine this im portant question of transportation rates. Immediately following the decision in the Trans-Missouri case the Joint Traffic association, in its concentrated fatuity, pretended that the organtaa tion under that head was a sort of free will agency over which the su preme law of the land had no control. In other words the Joint Traffic assjcl ation constituted itself a family of public carriers. They assembled together and said: "There are so many of us in this congregation; we are all entitled to a living; we must derive that living from th,- constituency that we serve; we must adjust our rates In such a manner that no one of us thirty - one shall Buffer." Now, if the number of icads to be considered had been six teen instead of thirty-one, conditions might have been different; but the mul t-plicatdon of roads contemplated, through their requirements for suprort, exactions from the public which weie wholly unjustifiable and which amounted to a tribute calculated to excite rebellion against such methods of control of individual rights associat ed with the commerce of the land. This decision strikes by one well di rected blow at the support which many railroads have relied upon for their existence. Competition is wholesome, when its principles do not involve pi racy and robbery. Let us suppose, for a moment, that a band of capitalists should at this moment project and con struct another railway lne betwe n St. Paul and the Pacific coast, In the Northwest, In antagon'sm to the G-eat Northern, Northern Pacific, and, we may add, the "Soo" connection with the Canadian Pacific. Wou'd there bo any justification in a combination of all the lines with a view to mulcting the shippers out of an excess of rates all along the way, having for its ob ject only the compensation of all the roads, Including the additional cost created by the advent of the inter loper? All these questions ought to be view ed from a platform of common sense and common honesty. There ia so much traffic to be carried. There is ample .competition in all directions. Bit we in the Atlantic seaboaid and the Missis sippi river the facilities are over abun dant. The tendency of rates in this country has been downward. They are already only about one-half the transportation rates of continential Europe. Development of communities will produce annually increasing vol umes of traffic. These must prove the sustaining elements cf the roads n >w in existence. Competition should be fair and open, and it should not be in cumbent upon any one organization to aid in the support of a weaker line. The roads should stand on their m 1 its — on their business capacity to attract traffic. If they are not supplied with the important adjuncts of talent in bringing grist to their mills, they de serve to yield up their individuality and submit to absorption by lines of greater strength. This last suggestion, after all, will, when carried into effect, solve this whole question involving •dis putations over rates. The railway sit uation today, in this 'country, is in choate. The fabric is well laid, but its utilization must be controlled in the future by a few masterful minds whose training in the business world shall qualify them to gather the strings of the entire web to one base, and that base must recognize amenability to the law and the equitable rights of every patron of railway lines throughout the country. The Constitutional Am;-ndm_nts. Three amendments to the constitu tion will be submitted to the voters of the state at the approaching election. They have been duly published in the press, as well as In the published laws, and it would be an instructive com ment on the referendum could it be as certained how many persons, excepting the compositors and proofreaders, have read them or considered their effects. The votes on previous amendments in dicate that there is a large number of voters who give these important mat ters no attention whatever. It is not probable that this year will prove aii exception. And still there are two amendments that are of exceptional value, one to the voters in the cities, the other to every voter in the state. The one is an amendment to the amendment adopted in 1895, commonly designated as the "home rule amendment," which obviates some of the objections to that measure. The charter commission ia limited now in its tenure of office to six years instead of being practically a permanent body; it is obliged to sub mit amendments to the charter when petitioned by 5 per cent of the voters; and the classification of cities by pop ulation is broadened. This amendment will be of interest mainly to citizens of cities, and, outside of them, the vote upon it Is likely to be insignificant. In the cities the vote should be full and unanimous In Its favor. The other amendment, the second on the list, is one of general importance and should not be neglected by any voter. Its purpose is to defeat any proposed amendment unless it shall have, not, as at present, a majority of those voting upon the proposition, but of all the votes that are cast at the election at which an amendment is submitted. This, unquestionably, was the intention of the existing provision. Its language Ls susceptible of no other fair construction. The framers evident ly designed that so important a pro ceeding as the change of or addition to the organic law should not be effective unless it had the assent of a majority of all w r ho voted, not only up-jn it, but on any other subject. But the supreme court evaded the plain direction of tha constitution by the process of "distin guishing" and defeated the plain intent of the framers. It is said that tho court was minded to give the provi sion the effect intended, but that, in its councils on the case that involved that provision, it was suggested that tho thirteenth amendment to the con stitution of the United States was rati fied by just the requisite number, three fourths, of the states; that the pro posed amendment did not receive a ma jority of all the votes cast at the elec tion at which the question was submit ted to the voters of this state, and that, consequently, If the court held such a majority essential, it would in validate the thirteenth amendment. Whereupon the court held that only a majority of those voting upon a pro posed amendment ls needed for Its adoption. But at this day, after thirty years ofl acquiescence in the construction of the supreme court, the voters are asked to provide that no amendment shall be effective unless it have a majority of all the votes cast, not for or against it, but for the party candidates, Judging the future by the past, it is evident that hereafter, if this amendment is adopted, there- can be no amendment of the constitution*whatever; for, if any future amendment shares the treatment accorded those in the past, it will not have a sufficient majority to secure its adoption. One may well ask what is the purpose! of this amendment? Its effect is quite clear; why is that effect desired? Were the legislators who pro posed it fearful that forces are at work that would demand some radical change in the constitution? Are there influences that are content with the construction put upon some features of the constitution and desire its perpetu ation? Certainly, as a general proposi tion, it is desirable that amendments should have a majority of all the vot ers, but certain it is that they never have had, and probable it is that they never will have. Shall the number who do think about these changes, who study them and vote intelligently upon them, have the result determined l\v the thoughtless who do not care and who neglect to vote upon the amend ment? Should a vote uncast count as a negative vote? There is this special danger that, un der the present construction of the con stitution, this amendment may be adopted by a minority vote unless at tention is given to it and a strong negative vote cast. It should be de feated. Humbugs, Frauds and Swindlers. It must be apparent to those who have read Judge Bunn's decision in the case of La Chance vs. The Globe either that there is not law enough on the statute books to protect the well meaning citizens of this community, or that whatever there is is not well understood and enforced. Here was a "humbug, fraud and swindler," as Judge Bunn characteriz ed him, doing a lucrative business in the very heart of St. Paul under the pretense of being a divine healer. His pretensions would net for an instant stand the light of investigation in this enlighteted day and state. And yet he hung out his sign and waj doing a rushing business ; in duping the unin formed, until The Globe exposed him. It is true that he was first brought to the attention of the public by the Medical Society of Ramsey County, by whose officers he wag taken into court ou the ground that he was a pretender and a fraud. The judge, learned man of the law, saw nothing in the case but a legal .technicality, a quibble as it were, and let him go forth to con tinue his work of preying upon the ignorant and the unfortunate. What kind of a law is it that does not give protection to the very elect of the medical fraternity of Ramsey counTy? And what kind of a judge, might it not be asked, who sees no harm in this old fakir and lets him pursue his call ing unrebuked? A poor judge, naturally, the reply would be — the product of a condition of polities which elevates, not neces sarily corrupt men to the bench, but weak, immature beings, who have illy acquired the rudiments of their calling. It should be the business of the grand jury to deal with such an impostor aa La Chance; and the business of the county attorney, for the welfare of the county/ to Undertake the prosecution against him. -And then again there ia the doubt whether the humbug, fraud and swindler would not prove sharper than the prosecuting attorney, and so escape punishment — wh'oh, possibly, the county attorney shares. If The Globe, as Dr. Brimhall generously conceded, has done a pub lic duty by exposing this old rascal, what shall be said of those officers of the law who are sworn to defend the public from frauds, humbugs and swindlers? Have they done their duty? The inference is a fair one that the judiciary and the prosecuting machin ery of Ramsey county need stiffening and straightening; and nothing can occur hereabouts that will give more satisfaction to thinking men if the first step in that process is taken by elect ing Messrs. Bunn, Michael and Op penheim on the Bth of November. Ths Librsry Fund Concerts. Arrangements have been concluded by Edward Feldhauser in connection with the Library Schubsrr. cluib series of concerts for the benefit of tlie public library fund. The Theodore Thomas orchestra will, of 'course, ba the chief foreign attraction, and most advanta geous terms were concluded for bring ing this organization hsre. The lowest figure at which it could be secured for a single concert wa3 $2,000 — but a contract was closed providing for two additional performances, one in • the evening and another for a matin-re. The dates fixed are Thursday and Friday evenings, Dec. 1 and 2, and Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3. Tomorrow the sale will commence of 1,000 special exchange tickets, good for the entire series of seven concerts to be given in aid of the library fund, at a cost of $6.25. These tickets include the first Thomas concert, and tickets for the other evening and the matinee performance will be sold at $1.75, thus making the cost to holders of exchange tickets only $2.65 for the three Thomas concerts, or an average of 90 cents each. Our local columns state where the tickets can be procured. The concerts will be given in the People's church, on Pleasant avenue. It is not often that St. Paul is favor ed with so excellent an opportunity to patronize and enjoy the high-class music, of an orchestra of this recog nized standard. The prices of tickets have been purposely fixed upon a basis which would enable every lover of good music to avail him or herself of this visitation. It remains for the people to express their appreciation by a lib eral patronage of the enterprise which I is promoted with the meritorious object of hastening the upbuilding of a fund which shall secure for St. Paul a decent horsing place for the public library. Straws show which way the wind blows. The First ward of St. Paul, which is recognized as one of the Re publican strongholds, was polled by The Globe'fl 'bright young men, with the result, as shown in another col umn, that it is emphatically in favor of the election of John Lind for gov ernor. Mr. Lind will carry Ramsey county just as he will carry Hennepin county, the home of the Republican candidate for governor. The people want a change. They are tired of an organization which has maintained one party in power for forty years. This is an off year ln which state is sues alone are Involved. The people propose to turn the rascals out Epistles to St. Paul, W. R. John sob was over ln Minneapolis attending a meeting of tho Odd Fellows' home committee the other day and he sat on the lefy hand side of an interurban car coming back. As the car flashed by Cromwell ave nue the aggressive "Billy" suddenly started in his seat and, rubbing his eyes anxiously, exclaimed: "Have I been in a trance for six weeks?" Then he looked again. There it was, sure enough, in flaming letters on a three-sheet poster, right at tlie corner of Cromwell and University avenues: "Vote for Clement J. Minor, Republican nominee for county auditor." "I'd like to know where this Minor gets in, after all the trouble I had getting that nomination," he continued, and he made life miserable for the conductor by asking him continually if he would get the car down to the court house before "Denny" Sullivan's offlce closed at 5 o'clock. "I didn't think Sullivan would throw me down that coarse," he said. And it was all because a Minneapolis can didate, having plenty of three-sheets, had started in to bill St. Paul, too. in the hope of carrying St. Anthony Park against that popular Democrat, Joe Davis am* "There's a funny snap," said on c young rounder to his friend; "look at that cross eyed hack horse." "How did that horse come to be that way?" .asked tho bi eond young man of the driver. "Watching that paper dog in that restaurant over there," replied cabby, "they move the thing into a new place every day." + * » Actors have hard luck stories galore, but here's one. A group of strolling Thespians, touring Arkansas, finally got "down to cas a " as tne saying is, but upon the premise of a manager in Little Rock, who had enjoyed their show, that he would give them his opera house, rent free, till they could raise money enough to get out, the members managed to scrape around among their friends and get enough to hi/c one good old hack. There were six inside, and the heavy villain on top, when the trunks were left at the hotel as security, and the party drove over to Little Rock. Tho heavy villain waxed eloquent as they drew near the capital city. "I have been," he said, "in all the cities of America and Europe. I have traveled through two continents, but never have I seen a more glorious sight than this thriving, prosperous city of Little Rock, now resplend ent in the ruddy glories of the setting sun." "That ain't no sun," remarked the driver, "that's the opera house burning up." a m a Talking about hard luck, the Dorothy Morton Opera company didn't get any the best of it here. Hubert Wilke, the hand some tenor, was asked one night, during the engagement: "How was the crowd?" "The worst ever." "Not very many, eh?" "Many! Why, I could have boxed the three of them in one ring," said the athletic tenor. Churches and Their Work. The Tastcral Union of St. Paul will huld its next monthly meeting Monday morning, Oct. 31, at 10:30 a. m., in the chapel of Plym outh church, corner of Wabasha and Summit. Ail pastors of churches, Catholic and Prot estant, are nio>_.t cordially invited to be pres ent and listen to the paper and take part in the discussion. A. J. D. Haupt, pastor of the English Lutheran church, wiil present a pa per on "The Social Evil and How to Control It," a most timely them 3to precede tho National Purity conference. The object cf the Pastoral union, as stated in its consti tution, is "Mutual acquaintance and inter change of thought and sympathy." Any pas tor in sympathy with this object may be come a member. At the next meeting new officers wiil be elected for the ensuing six months. » * * Mrs. Anna F. Beilar, of Washington, D. C, wife of the vice chancellor cf the American university, of that city, and secre-tary for the territory cf Alaska in the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, will preach in the Clinton Avenue M. E. church Sunday morning. She has: recently returned from an extensive tour of thai field, establishing. hospitals, etc. She is an inter esting speaker. * • • The oyster supper and entertainment given on Thursday evening by the Young Men's Club of Plymouth church was a great suc cess. The supper, which was enjoyed by a large number of guests, was followed by a pleasing programme of music and reading. Those talcing part in the programme were Miss Winifred Betz, Miss Rice, Mrs. Harruan, Miss Bertha Pitman, M:ss Emma Robb, and Messrs. Arthur Brush, Simons and J. C. Myron. * • » The annual sermon of the W. C. T. U. will be preached by Miss E. W. Greenwood, of Brooklyn, N. V., Nov. 13, 2:20 p. m., in the People's church. mm* The Parochial club, of St. Mary's, will give a card party next Monday evening at St.. Mary's school hail. * * * Maj. Lcnncx, forty-two years a resident of India, will speak this evening at the Atlantic Congregational church, on Conway street and Bates avenue, on "Brahminism and Chris tianity of Today in India." Maj. Lennox is an Oxford man and a major in the Third Bengal cavalry. His lecture will describe the fire worshipers, the Yogis and their self inflicted tortures, the temple of Juggernaut, idols, pilgrims at Hurdwar, Monkey temple, hook-swinging of holy men, Christianity in India, the Salvation Army in India and its work. * » • The ladies of Bethany Congregational church will hold a bazar in Paul Martin's block, Colorado and South Wabasha streets, during the afternoons and evenings of Thuis day and Friday, Nov. 3 and 4. Thursday evening a fine New England supper will be served from 6 till 9 o'clock. Friday evening light refreshments will be served. The ba zar will represent th 9 needs of housekeep ers for the different days of the week, not forgetting the candy for Sunday. This will be a fine chance to purchase holiday gifts. * * • A meeting will be held this evening in the Dayton's Bluff German M. E. church to organ ize a Young Woman's Foreign Missionary society. Mrs. Schneider, of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Will Miller will speak. * * » The Epworth League of the German M. E. Church will meet Thursday evening. Tho subject will bo "Gladstone," * m m Mr. and Mrs. George Ccmmers received in formally last evening for Rev. S. M. Crothers, of Cambridge, and Rev. and Mrs. Diven- Auiong the guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Ames, Mr. and Mrs. Woodman, Mr. and Mrs. Ester brook, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey. Mr. aud Mrs. Willius, Mr. and Mra. Kellogg and other, ol the First Unitarian church. Like "¥■«>■'! Reolm." To The St. Paul Globe: "Woman's Realm" is a refreshing corner. Where do you get all those nice stories as that for instance, of the countess who swept the French out of Mayence? The whole pa per is a remarkably clean sheet Our teach ers away down here are borrowing it greed ily. — Teacher. Macon, Ga., Oct. 26, 1898. Once a Great Paper. To The St. Paul Globe: In the olden time the Pioneer Pres« was a great paper. It never injected mere person alities into the discussion of grave national questions, and always fairly stated the posi tions assumed by Its adversaries. Now how different. —Old P. P. Subscriber. Bt. Paul, Oct 27, 1898. A Precept in Practice. The Landlady (ln surprise)— Why, Mr. Hall rume! What are you doing? Putting that butter in your tea? Mr. Hallnime— l wa* always taught, Mt». Starvum. that the strong should help tht, I weak— Puclt. Kr. Dooley on the Copyright, 1898. "The' Fr-rinch," said Mr. Doci^y, "ar-re tumulchuse people." "Like aB not, 1 ' said .Mr. Hennessy, "there's some iv our blod in thim. A gocd manny iv our people wint over wanst. They cudden't all've been kilt at Fontenoy." "No," said Mr. Dooley, " 'tia another kind iv tumulshuse. Whin an Irishman rages 'tis with wan Idee in his mind, lie's goin' for'ard as thrue as th' needle in th' camel's eye, as again a single inimy, an' not stone walls or irne chain's stop him. He may pause f'r a dhrink or to take a shy at a polisnaan— f'r a polisman's always in th' way — but he's as thrue as th' needle in th" camel's eye, as Hogan says, to th' objec* iv his hatred. So he's been f'r four houndred years, an' so he'll alway-3 be while they'se an Eng'and en th* map. Whin England purrishes th' Dish '11 die lv what Hogan calls ongwee, which Is havin' no wan in the weary wurruld ye don' love. "But with th' Fr-rinch, 't's diff'rent. I say 'tis diff'rent with th' Fr-rinch. Thay're an onaisy an' a thrubbled people. They start out down th' sthreet, loaded up with cb scenthe an' cigartets, pavin' blocks an* walk in' sthicks au 'sthove lids in their hands, cry in': 'A base Cap. Dhryfuss,' the cap bein* far off in a cage, by dad. So far so good. 'A base Cap. Dhryfuss,' says 1, 'an' the same to all thraitors, an' manny iv thim, whether they ar-re or not.' But along comes a man with a poor hat. 'Where did he get th' hat?' demands th' mob. 'Down with th' tad tie * they say. 'A base th' lid.' An' they da sthroy th' hat an' th' man undher it suc cumbs to th' rule iv th' majority an' jino3 th umb. On they go till they come to a res taurant. 'Ha!' says they, 'th' rt-ort iv th' lufamious Duclcse.' 'Hl 3 char-rges ar-re high says wan. 'I found a fihhbcne in his T SIT a * oth * r - 'He's a thraitor,' says a third. 'A base th' soup kitchen, k base th cafe, says they, an' they seize th' un fortunate Duclose an' bate him an' upset Ws DhX. 1 ? b o r r-* M h r time -*«£ <£ unryniss? Off in _ is comfortable ca&e swinging on th' perch in' atin' seed out^f a small bottle stuck in th' wire. Be th' Sm* th mob has destroyed what they s c en th' way they've f'rgot th' Cap wtirely an- _e?_ safe f'r another day. 3 VrZ\ Un . olch ' nit b "t 'tis thrue. Th' *r-rinch ar're not steady ayeJher in their politics or their morals. That's where they get done be th' hated British. Th' dlff'rence in furrtn policies is the diff'rence between a second-rate safe blower an' a first-class boon co steerer. Th' Fr-rinch buy a ton iv dinny mite, spind five years in dhrillin' a hole through a steel dure, blow open th' safe, lose a leg or an ar-rm, an' get away with th' U bilities iv th' firm. Th' Engl^h dhress up f'r a Methodist preacher, stick a piece iv lead pipe in th' talis lv their coat in case iv Forty-Four Years Ago Now. Just forty-four years ago St. Paul elected its first mayor. The year 1.54 was an im portant one in the city's history. From a town it assumed the organization of a city and organized its first* police department! David Olmstead was elected as mayor, and in his inaugural address he urged. the neces sity of a park and water system, and em phasized the natural beauties of 'the city's stta and of the great future which it had be fore it. The other city officers who com pleted the city government were W. R. Mil ler, marshal; D. Rohrer, treasurer; O. Sim mons, justice; aldermen, R. C. Knox, A. T. Chamblin, R. Marvin, A. L. Larpent'eur* t! Fanning, C. S. Cave, G. L. Becker, J. R. Irvine, and J. M. Stone; clerk of tha court, Sherwood Hough. * • » The first daily papers were issued in 1834. Previously there had been several weeklies, but these became dailies, and, as a rule, ab sorbed so much of their space calling each other names that it was not a great many years until several of them went out of print. The Advertiser was tdited by J. A. Wheelock; the Pioneer, by Eorle S. Good rich; The Daily Democrat, by C. L. Bmer- ! son: the Daily Times, by T. M. Newson, and \ the Minnesotian was published at St. Anth- i ony. * » • John S. Princs and Richards Gordon were j among the additions to the personnel of St. j Paul business men during this year. * * » M. N. Kellogg built a house on Sixth i street in a swamp. In those days there was j no way of getting from what is now down | town to Wabasha street without going around by the way of Twelfth street. Wa basha street, or "Wabashaw," as i: was then called, ran along the crest of a high c.iff and all below was swamp. It was here that the venerable weather prophet built his house, just about where the New Ycrk Life building stands now. * * * The city's valuation was $1 300,000. * * * The Winslow house, which occupied the present site of the Metropolitan hotel, was opened for business during 18J4. Construc tion of the new International was in progress and opened the year later. * » • For three months of the year the marshal's receipts were $_,oti., of which $1,550 repre sented whisky licenses. * * » The St. Paul board of trade organized to protect themselves against wildcat money. * * * Oct. 6, six river packets arrived in the city, bringing to Minnesota 6>o new citi zens. A great many came to the state during lso-i, and immigration was perhaps more marked than for several years preceding and succeeding. A greater poition of those com ing to the state immediately took up home steads in the fertile valley of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. » » • Yu-ha-za, a Sioux Indian, was hanged for murder, on St. Anthony hill. The tree upon which he expiated his crime still stands on Dayton avenue, right in the middle of the sidewalk, just over the brow of the hill. * • * The Minnesota State Historical society moved Into quarters in the new capitol build ing. The officers during 1554 were Alexander Ramsey, piesident; David Olmstead, vice president; Dr. Thomas Foster, second vice president; J. W. Bond, treasuier; Rev. E. D. Neill, secretary. The Old Ga» About Prosperity. We are sorry to see that prosperity is at ita old tricks again, lt is making a carelesi* and happy people forget their political duties. So Postmaster-General Smith informs us. He saw the thing distinctly working that way on his Western trip. Everywhere big cxor>3, good prices, a prosperous and contented peo ple, but "no time for politics" — that Is, no timo for Rerubii'-an politics. The Dem ocrats are taking artful advantage of pros perity to "work desperately for success." How they got time for politics is not ex plained. Perhaps prosperity is distributed on a strictly partisan basis, and no Democrat, need apply. It may be that no Kansas farmer Is allowed to have any prosperity at all ex cept on the recommendation of the county committee, vised by "the eld man." This would naturally leave the Democrats with time just hanging heavy ou their hands, and they would put it al in working desperately for success, while the unconscious RecuH licaais were counting up their gains and mak ing bonfires of cancelled mortgages. Tai.^, however, shows what a mistake it is to draw party lines in prosperity. If we were "prosperity's advance agent." wo would be just sly enough to make *h_ Democratlc wheel-horses so rich and pros perous that they, too, would have no time for politics. Or else we would instantly take away prosperity from the people whom it only made apathetic and thankless. Evidently the present system is wrong. We saw how it. worked ln IS9O and 1592. Mi* Kinley and Harrison made the country roll in wealth, and the only political result was that tho Republicans forgot to vote. The postmaster-general plainly fears that the same thing will occur this year. He pro poses to change all this, however, by mak Ing one speech in Cincinnati on the Saturday before election. But will not such a living picture as he is of the prosperity resulting from McKinley 's ejection make even more voters declare that they have no time tor politics?— New York Evening Post. I J French Character, emargency an' get all th' money there is In th' line. In th' fr-roiu dure comes th' Englishman with a coon king on ayeth. r a.-rm thac'a jus' loaned him their kingdoms on a proin'3 sory note, an' discover.-- th' Fr-rinchman emargin' frim th* rc-ona iv th' safe. 'What ar-re ye doing' here?" says th' Englishman. 'Robbln' th' nay gurs,' says th' Fa--rinchman, bein' thruthful as well as polite. 'Wicked man,' says th' Englishman. 'What ar-re y3 doin' here?' pays the Fr-rlnchman. 'Improv in' the morals lv th' Inhabitant-*,' says th' Englishman. 'Is it not so, Rastus?' he say a. 'It is,' says wan iv th' kings. 'I'm a poorer but a betther man since ye cams,* he says. 'Yes,' 3ays th' Englishman, 'I pro-pose f'r to thruly rayform this enhappy counthry,' he says. 'This benighted haythen on me ex threme left has been injooced to cut out a good deal lv his wife's business,' he says, 'an' go through life torminted be on'y wan spouse,* he says. 'Th' r-rest will go to wurruk f'r me,' he says. 'All cap games be in' particular ongodly'll be undher th' con-throl iv th' governmint, which ho says, 'is me. Policy shops'll be r-run carefully, an' I've appinted Rastus here Writer-iu-Wai'tin* to Her Majesty,' he says. 'Th' r-rum they dhrink in these par-rts,' he says, 'Is fearful,' he says. 'What shall we do to stop th' ac-cursed thrafhc? Sell thim gin,' say 31. ' *Tis shameful they shud ko out with nawthin' to hide their nakedness,' he says. 'I'll fetch thim clothes, but,' he says, 'as th' weather's too warrum f'r clothes, I'll not sell thim annything that'll last long,' he says. 'If it wasn't f'r relligon,' he says, 'I don't know what th' 'ell th' wur ruld wud come to,' he says. 'Who's relligion?' says th' Fr-rinchman. 'My relligion,' says th' Englishman. 'These pore, benighTed sav idges,' he says, ' '11 not be left to ye'er odjious morals an' ye'er hootchy-kootchy school iv thought,' he says, 'but,' he says, 'undher Lh' binif'cint r-rule iv a wise an' thrue govern mint,' he says, ' '11 be thurly prepared f'r A Hivin,' he says, 'whin their time comes to go,' he says, 'which I thrust will not be long,' he says. 'So, I'll thank ye to be off,' he says, 'or I'll take th' thick end iv the slung shot to ye,' he says. "Th' Fr-rinchman 's a br-rave man, an' he'd stay an' have It out on th' flure, but some wan calls: 'A base th' Chinnyinan,' an' off he goe3 on another thrack. An' whin he gets to th' Chinnymen he finds th' English 'ye abased thim already. An' so he dances fr'm wan par-rt iv th' wurruld to another, like a riochous an' happy flea, an' divvle th' bit iv progress he makes, on'y thrubble f'r others an' a merry life f'r himself." "If England wint to war with France." said Mr. Hennessy, suddenly, "id be f'r France." "So ye wud, Hinnissy. So ye wud," said Mr. Dooley. -An' I'm not say in' that I wudden't f'rge-t that I'm an Anglo-Saxon long enough to take wan crack at th' prince iv Wales with a coupli'n pin niesilf." - "'* J CHOKER'S GOOD ADVICE. What He Toltl the Vcriers of the United Colored Democracy. The colored voters of New York have come to know and ;rust the Democratic party chrcugh long and bitter years of experience with the Republican machine. The United Colored Democracy is a big west side organ ization, which recently decided to ratify the Democratic ticket frcm top to bottom. It asked Richard Croker, for whom the colored people generally cf New York are beginning to have- the highest regard, to be present and make a speech. Mr. Croker said he was * not a speechmaker, but he would attend. And he did, giving them a "short talk" such as he gives the leaders of Tammany hall when they ask his counsel and „._. Here is what he said: "Mr. Chairman, Members of the United Colored Democracy oi Greater New York: I am glad to be ab.e to come here tonight ana talk with you. I am not going to make any extended remarks, because your leader, Mr. Lee, has left nothing for me to say to' you. 1 merely came over here tonight to ask "you to see to it that your names are placed on the registration lists next Friday or Sa:urday. I want to impress on your mi7ds this mam question, the necessity cf every one of you I becoming good citizens of this community". "We make no distincTion in race. I want \ to say to you now that whatever I can do to advance the principles and interests of you all, I am going to do. All I ask of you is that when you are called upon, you perform your duty as gcod citizens. If ycu do not you will have to suffer the consequences. That is all I ask of the organization that I have the honor to belong to. "Mr. Lee is your leader, and whatever I , do for your organization I do through him. If one of you ge.s a place and you do Lot J do your duty fairly and honestly, you will i have to leave it. But you have the privilege j of filling it with one of your own race. I "Now I see quite a lot of young men, and j I want to give them this advice. You must in order to become good citizens first treat | your neighbor as you would like to be treat ed, and if you follow this advice you will i get along all righ:. Nov.- the fir3t principles are gratitude and honesty, and if you fol low these 'two you need have no fear for your success in life. I am glad to see Mr. L?e has started in the right direction by organ izing this body of colored men. You have I started in the risjht direction and you have I the power to make this organization felt in the community. Be honest and true to your selves and do not allow any one to swerve you from that duty you owe "to yourselves. "You must not work for money on elec tion day. You want to establish a principe for yourselves. Whatever work there is to be done must be done faithfully and honest ly to bring about the object for which we are all striving. We want honest voting, and we want no votes unless they are cast hon estly. If you hear of any man registering or voting contrary to law you must report him. We want the elective franchise carried out to every letter of the law. If you go to work, register, and work like good citizens I will stand by you as I would by the or ganization to which I have the honor to be long." Ejiileptic. Customer— Does it fit? Second-Hand Clothier— Fit! Vy, id fits, ot course: a berfect ebilebtic fit.— Lo: den Judy. Her Dream of litis*. A woman who does all the cooking for a family dreams of no greater pleasure than for the entire family to be invited out to dinnei on Sunday.— Atchison Globe. •— ; Very Much Up t* Date. No country in the world can compete with the United States in getting ahead of the vsry latest maps.— Si. Louis Globe-Democrat. YOU OUGHT TO HEAR HIM TALK. He wasn't at El Caney, ncr r.ear Santyago Town, He didr.'t let no Spaniard g't a chance to mow him down, Ke didn't win no glory, nor he got no gr.at renown — r,m you ought to hear hl-,i Talk! He wasn't at Maniller when the fightin' there took pla. c. He wasn't on the Oregon in h.?r m st fam \ii race, I No Spaniard ever tried to mala him W6S~ that Mauser-faee — But you ought to h:ar him Talk! Ke wasn't no Rough Rider chap down there with dashin' T^d. He never frit the penetratta' power of ru-h --in' lead. He never showed no signs of havin' blooifc he wanted Bhed— But you ought to hoar hLm Talk! He wasn't down at Tampa where the alli gators fly, Where the rain came down anl s:aked him just as soon as he got dry, Where the hardest thing was hardtack an' the riskiest was pie— But you ought to hear him Talk! In fact, he's never been away except two days last fall. He's heard the soldiers talkin', though ant thinks he knows it all- He's the man that does the sweepln' out Down at the Armory hal, And you ought to hear him Talk! —Baltimore American.